Yorkist has made giant strides this season and was winning for the fourth time in five starts at Newcastle in February. Leviathan arrives in form after defying a big weight at Stratford while Irish raider Somethingwonderful has been knocking on the door and Nesterenko could be handily weighted. SWYNMOR travelled strongly for a long way at Uttoxeter three weeks ago and should be suited by the drop back in distance. He'll be thereabouts if back to his best and is preferred to Katgary. The Fred Winter form has taken a couple of knocks this week but Paul Nicholls' four-year-old looked very unlucky when second to Hawk High at Cheltenham, though has been raised 7lb for that effort. Glen Beg beat Somethingwonderful and Drumlee at Navan last month but might struggle to confirm the form on today's terms. Towcester scorer Scots Gaelic represents last year's winning trainer, as does Kashmir Peak, so the pair can't be ignored.
Court Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in 6th, mistake 2nd, headway after 3 out, ridden and unable to quicken before last, 4th of 7, 18l behind The New One (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.
Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 3 out to go 4th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 13l behind L'unique (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr '13.
Yorkist (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, led 4 out, ridden and pressed last, kept well towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb beating Mojolika (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ubaltique (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Yorkist (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.
Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, pushed along in remote 6th from 4 out, mistake next, remote 7th before straight, no extra, 7th of 10, 32l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Rainbow Peak (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Prominent, disputed lead 3 out, led narrowly between last 2, headed last, soon weakened, 12th of 28, 14l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Jumps Road 66-1 (10-8) In touch, ridden and lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, 16th of 28, 21l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Strongpoint (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Prominent on outside, lost place 2 out, soon weakened, 19th of 28, 29l behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, ridden 2 out, no impression in 11th before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 24, 19l behind Gilgamboa (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 15th of 18, 25l behind Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Nov.
Katgary (FR) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, hampered 2 out, closing and switched left before last, ran on flat, went 2nd towards finish, not quite able to reach winner, 2nd of 24, 3/4l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged entering straight, ridden before 2 out, kept on, joined leader last, soon led, kept on under pressure, headed close home and no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Roman Flight (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Kudu Country (11-4) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Mar.
Leviathan 10-1 (11-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway approaching normal 3 out, led before omitted last, driven and held on, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar beating Canadian Diamond (11-7) by hd, 14 ran.
Swnymor (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, stayed on to chase winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Liberty One (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Bold Henry 4-11fav (11-1) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, went 2nd and every chance when not fluent 4 out, mistake next, ridden and no impression between last 2, dropped to 3rd and no extra before last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Milarrow (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov '12.
Bordoni (USA) 6-1fav (11-0) In touch in mid-division, hit 5th, soon dropped out, 23rd of 24, well behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar '13.
Nesterenko (GER) Evensfav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 2 out, not fluent last when pressed, held on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Mar beating Villoresi (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Drumlee (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Led, slight mistakes 6th and 7th, challenged entering straight, ridden 2 out, joined last, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Glen Beg (10-4) at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leading pair, led before 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly (flag start), won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Helium (11-1) by 4l, 5 ran.
Glen Beg (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress into 4th before straight, close 3rd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, mistake last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Navan 2m hcp hdl sft in Mar beating Somethingwonderful (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Twoways (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Behind, headway under pressure 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders flat, never nearer, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Liberty One (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.